Rather than living a life as a convicted felon, with this plea deal Zimmerman will be able to pursue a career in nursing, thought she will have to serve 100 hours of community service, have one year of probation and must apologize via letter to the judge she lied to.
She lied to Judge Kenneth Lester about the finances of her and her husband during his heading in April 2012. Zimmerman had said she and her husband were poor, despite the fact that she and her husband had raised almost $200,000 in funds through internet donations. When it was discovered she had lied about their funds, George Zimmerman, who had gotten out on bail, had his bail revoked. It was then set at $1 million.
Her original charge, according to USA Today, was a third-degree felony perjury charge. However, the plea deal accepted by the court allowed her to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of perjury not in official proceedings. She lied to Judge Lester during her husband's bond hearing.
In her apology to Judge Lester, Zimmerman writes, "I am a Christian and I know the words of the Bible, especially those of Jesus in the Gospel of John 8:32. I am sorry that I had forgotten this passage and forevermore I promise to remember, ‘The truth will set you free.’"